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Cryptical Listening (November ’19)

Ché Wilson & Josh Ray

Focusing on the left-field, psychedelic and experimental selections in dance music, Cryptical Listening is a tour through current underground music. Hosted by the Keep It Cryptic warehouse party’s primary hosts – Ché Wilson, Josh Ray and Cosmic Shepherd – the show gives new original music a platform to be played alongside older selections. 

20-year-old local musician and producer Ché is part of various projects outside of DJing and Keep It Cryptic; including live band Rubber Dub and production collectives with Josh Ray including aliases such as Soulsmoke, The Cryptide, Fire House Rockers and Xjukebox. Josh helps run the label Super Weird Substance and Liverpool Arts Lab, as well as DJing from Liverpool to Utrecht for a number of years. Cosmic Shepherd (Ollie Cash) has made a name for himself on the Liverpool psychedelic/punk circuit, and has a newly set-up bootleg label ‘False Calcium’, bringing all sorts of new homegrown electronic weirdness to your ears free of charge.

With their rapidly growing party ‘Keep It Cryptic’ taking off, which brings a mini festival feel to secret warehouse locations outside of the city centre, the Cryptical crew have caught the imagination of a fresh and youthful art scene in Liverpool. Now with a bootleg label set to release a number of originals this year, you can expect to hear lots of unreleased material played on this show – with styles ranging from breaks and electro to dub and jungle, disco and house to jazz and punk.


Soul Of Hex – Third Eye
Disco Dub Band – For The Love Of Money (Lego Edit)
Dawn Penn – Night And Day (Alternative Rockers Dub)
Scott Grooves ft. Roy Ayers – Expansions
Choo-Ables – Hard To Get (B.T.’s Massive Groove)
Ebo Taylor – Love And Death (Ruff Stuff Rework)
Che Wilson – Moonlight (Kept Us Up)
Umbra Productions – Everyday It’s A Gunshot
Marcel Lune – Gully State
Danvers – Aye Ata
Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Che Wilson Edit)
Che Wilson & Beat Detective – Reelard Riddim

Cryptical Listening

Local sounds from the underground

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